Croton
Codiaeum variegatum 'Petra'

Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Codiaeum (koh-dih-EE-um)
Species: variegatum (var-ee-GAY-tum)
Cultivar: Petra

Category
Shrubs

Foliage Color

Bloom Characteristics

Water Requirements
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow
Suitable for growing in containers

Height
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Variegated
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Veined
Leathery-Textured

Other details

Soil pH requirements
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information
Non-patented

Propagation Methods
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By simple layering
By air layering

Seed Collecting
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed